By Howard Pousner
Paradise Gardens, the late Howard Finster’s visionary art environment in northwest Georgia, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Pennville garden was purchased late last year by Chattooga County, and supporters say the the historic register designation will aid fund-raising to continue restoration efforts on the 4-acre plot.
Paradise Gardens will be reopened for tours during Finster Fest, held at downtown Summerville’s Dowdy Park on May 5 and 6. Info: www.paradisegardenfoundation.org.
More details below in the press release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resorces’ Historic Preservation Division:
Paradise Gardens Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Paradise Gardens, located at 84 Knox Street in Pennville, Chattooga County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 27, 2012. The property was listed at the national level of significance because it is an exceptional